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people there. or let us help our breers in benghazi. one day, you'll wake up and find you are supporting the wrong people. it's like the wmd in iraq. it's another story. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> that's the view from the gadhafis in libya. let's go to alexander marquardt. what is the mood there? >> reporter: we're in tubruq. an opposition spokes sman said here the mood is sky high. they feel that the rebels will be able to push the gadhafi forces out of other cities. they want to get to tripoli and oust gadhafi. we spoke to people on the streets there. they're thankful to countries likes the u.s. and france. they believe this will eventually lead to a free libya. there's a period of insurgency. this is the scary part because of how illogical gadhafi is and because of what he called his thirst for blood. >> alex, thanks. let's go to the capital of tripoli again. allen little, of the bbc is there. he joins us live. you heard the mood in benghazi. what do you think the next move is in tripoli? how are they portraying it there? >> reporter: well, finding colonel gadhafi.
. the warnings have been issued for at least 20 countries including the u.s. west coast. >>> good morning i am sherrie johnson. we have team coverage and live reports from around the u.s. and the world this morning. we kick things off with abc's emily schmidt live in washington with how white house officials are responding. >> reporter: the earthquake lasted second but the catastrophe continues to spread. there are tsunami warnings stretching across the a sick and waves are hitting hawaii right now. largest quake in japan's history shook a nation. and triggered tsunami waves that threatened the u.s. west coast. forcing evacuations in hawaii. >> it's time for a little aloha and a little you keep it simple and sensible and moving. >> reporter: cameras capture the moment the earthquake hit in japan. for lawmakers gathered for government, the newsroom shaken up by the 8.9 magnitude earthquake. the quake set off huge fires including this oil refinery north of tokyo. workers evacuated high rises and filled the streets. millions are without power after the deadly quake. one woman said i thought i was
>>> now "good morning maryland" at nine. >>> tuesday morning. 9:00. thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. coming up, saving for college. it's something that we all want to think about doing even if you don't have a child you want to think about doing it so you don't have the stress some 18, 19, to years from now -- 20 years from now. we will have tips why you should do it and programs to help you get started. >>> also ahead, crystal register comes in and has great tips and we know what we need to do to eat healthier. we have to eat more fruits and vegetables. but there are new standards and guidelines so crystal has great examples of ways to eat healthier and incorporate more fruits and vegetables an a pretty interesting illustration to help you understand. >>> also, we will tell you about the latest of charlie sheen. cbs and the show "two and a half men" firing back at the star. what they are saying and what he is saying in return. you want to stick around for that. >> all right. first, every day we have a hot topic let's get to today's. it involve
>>> thank you for joining us. a full morning for you. we have the festival coming up in may. our documentary film maker of new journalists. >>> also this morning scams and cruises. there's a new scam out there and it targets. if it sounds too good to be true, if somebody is offering to pay for your vacation you need to be careful. we have a new scam circulating right now. it could show up in your mailbox. >>> first, we want to get to new hot topics. it's kind of gross. a new london ice cream parlor is trying to bring customers in a different way. it's a flavor called baby gaga and made from breast milk. women volunteered to donate it so the ice cream shop could create the frozen concoction. each donor was given money for every ten ounces of milk. it sold out within the first hour. >> it's pure. it's natural. it's organic and free range. if it's good enough for our kids, it's good enough to use in our food. >> free range. >> health officials did pull the ice cream due to hepatitis fears and now lady gaga considering suing over the name. we always want your reaction. >> this is one
tonight from the coast of japan where all of us at abc news are bringing you a story we have never seen before. we know the crushing impact of that earthquake and the tsunami that swept away thousands and thousands of lives, but word tonight of an issue at a nuclear site which at the very least could be uncharted territory. there are three reactors at one location in trouble. we know that two had explosions releasing some radiation and now word that at a third reactor, uranium rods with core heat of 3,400 degrees have been partially or perhaps entirely exposed raising the question of a nuclear power meltdown. the japanese have now called in american nuclear experts and the international atomic energy agency. even as those new images remind us of the violent events on friday, in the north an entire town whose houses rode the ra d rapids to flatten by the water. a minivan no match for the jet speed waves and this is what the passengers saw as the brown waters overwhelmed the airport as they waited to board their plane. our team is out across the disaster zone tonight and we start with th
a health risk to us. jeff hager sought out an answer to that question today. jeff? >> reporter: high atop baltimore's federal hill, 6,800 miles from japan radioactive material may already be present. >> i would be worried in california, not too worried here. >> after three mile island at age 7, that was scarier. >> reporter: maryland hill's secretary dr. joshua sharpteen said marylanders had little to worry about even though radioactivity from tokyo's nuclear facilities is already here. >> we did detect very small amounts of radioactive materials in the air. very, very small amounts. in the rainwater. which is not unexpected. other states have seen it as well. >> reporter: the state has turned up no further evidence of the fallout. any radioactivity found here came through the atmosphere, through clouds and storm systems and even the earth's rotation may have taken us right through it. as for the chesapeake bay, dr. sharpteen says it's highly unlikely any contamination would make its way here through currents. >> it's breaking down over time. for every eight days the movement happens, thi
>>> now "good morning maryland" at nine. >>> thanks so much for joining us. i am megan pringle. not the prettiest morning out there. charlie-- charley crowson has the day off and we will check in with justin to see what's going on with the weather. march is supposed to go out with a lame. -- lamb. wove a full show and exciting guests. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake will be here talking about an event coming up. and a cause that's close to her heart. we will talk to her about that and her fight to keep guns offsety streets. >>> also ahead, not a lot of -- off city streets. >>> also ahead, not a lot of you like needles. that he a new invention that actually allows you to get the shots you need without any pain. so we will explain how it works and get a demonstration and find out if this really works. >>> and also ahead this morning, you probably seen the commercials, your kids probably told you, shrek the musical has hit the stage in baltimore. so we have a treat today. the man who plays donkey is going to be here alan will tell us what it's like to play the character and more a
nine days. doctors telling us today that that number could be even higher. so, what's causing this? what should parents know? and this question tonight, what are they doing in italy that's reduced the number of deaths there dramatically? we begin tonight with clayton sandell in ft. collins, colorado. >> reporter: on this field yesterday, 17-year-old rugby player matthew took a powerful hit to the chest and collapsed. he was air lifted to a local hospital, where he died. the coroner says the tragedy on this field was caused by a condition known as sudden cardiac death. experts say it happens far too often to young athletes in the prime of their lives. it's estimated as many as 1 in 350 kids may have dangerous underlying heart conditions. >> athletes are probably at higher risk than the general population because they exercise more and ironically, though we know exercise is a healthy benefit for all of us, in some persons with an underlying heart condition, exercise is the trigger for a sudden cardiac arrest. >> reporter: matthew's death comes just days after wes leonard collapsed an
like it's the last day of march. hopefully you can sit back and join us because we have a great show. i am excited about this organization and if you are a parent, you will love this. if you care about the world, you will love this. if you love laross, -- lacrosse you will love the story. headstrong foundation started after a lacrosse player who has a great story. he passed away -- player who has a great story. he passed away but his legacy is living on. we will hear more from nick's mom and brother michael. stay with us. also ahead, there's been a research about ten medical groups coming together for research for the campaign for tobacco free kids. they are doing this in conjunction with opening day. so they are hoping that they can knock tobacco out of the park. plus, it's thursday, which means dr. fea mont tay -- fioramonti will come in with answers about your pets. he will answer your questions on the air. >>> all right. you probably noticed that i have company. charley crowson is not here e ran off and joined the circumstance -- he ran off and joined the circus. how is it going? ho
>>> it is thursday morning, which we call friday eve. thank you for joining us here on good morning maryland at 9. i am megan pringle. >>> we have been talking on the morning show the space shuttle discovery is going to close the final chapter of nasa's space shuttle program. coming up today, a professor of as electron my saying that may not -- astronomy saying that may not be the best idea. >>> suzanne must have the best job. she gets to eat at every restaurant in baltimore. 67 of the best restaurants in our community. >> suzanne and i met at the chocolate affair just a couple weeks ago. great to have her on the show. >>> and pets and vets always a good time. >> absolutely. the doctor will be here to get your questions answered. stick with us if you have a question about your dog or cat and he will talk about bathing your pets for some people is very hard. >> really? how often do you need to bathe your pet. >> you don't want to do it too much but enough. >>> 1 minute after 9:00 a.m. the hot topic today, about the westboro baptist church. five years ago this made headlines here in m
tonight, the u.s. navy is now racing to the rescue in japan. where there is word that electricity is about to return to the fukushima nuclear plant, and the u.s. is flying in five giant pumps from a navy base in nagasaki. they are pumps that can deliver enormous amounts of water, as we watched today the helicopters trying to spray water, but to no avail. our reporters are out in force on the story tonight. and we will go to japan in a moment. but first, martha raddatz who has been talking all day to the u.s. officials who are now helping the japanese. >> reporter: diane, every day, the nuclear monster seems to get more frightening. but there is some hope tonight from that big u.s. push to send in water pumps. this coming after last ditch etch forts by the japanese failed. one expert told us it's like using a squirt gun to put out a forest fire. japanese fire trucks using riot control water hoses to tackle red hot nuclear reactors. helicopters swooping overhead, dropping bucket after bucket. every effort falling short. but here is the encouraging news. japanese plant operators have connecte
. >>> the u.s. government is trying to get americans out of japan. charlieey. >> are -- charley. >> flights are being chartered out of japan. nearly officials say more -- official say 450,000 people are in shelters and supplies are running low. more than 5,000 people are believed dead and officials believe the total will climb more than 10,000. >>> look at the video showing the tsunami wave crashing through the store's entrance early in the morning. the water knocked down clothing racks and left clothes and other merchandise washed-up in the nearby parking lot. seven waves wrenched the store during the span of 3 1/2 hours. the store opened in september and the owners are vowing to rebuild and reopen. >>> and stay with abc2news.com. our special section on crisis in japan is full the latest news, pictures and videos. find that under the spotlight section on the home page. >>> today, the usns comfort is shipping out. it went to haiti last year to help after the earthquake and now it's headed south again. linda so joins us live at the canton pier with more on the mission. linda. >> reporter: go
for joining us. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. before we get started, your orange -- nosh you like the orange. >> i like the orange tie. ms awareness week. we are excited about this. all week you will find out how much orange we have. but we have guest to talk about why it's so important to raise awareness it's tough disease and close to my heart. my mother has it. and we will hear about what you can do to razz awareness and raise -- raise awareness and funds for a cure. we hope you join us for the ms walk. there's a bunch from april 2nd to april 19th. we have the information you need to know. >>> a wonderful cause. >>> also, it's the springtime. many of us dusting off the winter's chill getting ready for the spring cleaning. you want to do everything, the nooks and crannies and shelves and cabinets. remember your electronics. coming up, john with best buy is at the geek squad has tips. did you know windex could hurt your computer monitor in. >> you know i didn't know that. but i am sure that i need to clean mine. so i will find out what it is. >> don't utes -- don't use winde
still at war in iraq and afghanistan. the u.s. has now joined a third battlefront, firing missiles into another nation, libya. a coalition of 21 countries trying to stop moammar gadhafi from waging war on his own people. before the ataturk there were images of a plane brought down, not sure how, as gadhafi forces continue to defend the rebel stronghold. what is at risk for the united states tonight and what happens next? our team has been reporting on the big events all day, and we'll begin with martha raddatz in washington. >> we're getting the first pictures of one of the tomahawk missiles being launched from a u.s. ship. there's no question we're at war once again and the u.s. for now is in the lead. the first vowlley of missiles a wither attack. more than 110 missiles launched from mostly u.s. ships and submarines, pounded the libyan missile sietsz. the missiles were fired from 500 miles away in the mediterranean sea after 2:00 p.m. eastern time, hitting libyan soil hours later. >> the targets themselves were selected on a selective assessment that decides either that pose a di
week." u.s. and allied bombs and missiles hammer libyan targets. the rebels gain ground. and the president prepares to make his pitch to the american people. >> it's u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. >> what if gadhafi stays? just back from the middle east, robert gates and hillary clinton come to "this week" for their first interviews since the attacks began to make the president's case. what does victory look like? kit be achieved? at what cost? >>> then -- >> i don't have any regrets at all. >> what would donald rumsfeld do in a third war. and he'll respond to critics who say he's been rewriting history. >>> and george will and the "roundtable" will talk to us. why is one hopeful having a tough time agreeing with himself. >> announcer: live from the newseum. >>> some major developments in libya. rebel forces have scored a key victory taking back the oil town of brega in theest. they continue the push west. abc's alex marquardt is in benghazi. what is the mood there? >> reporter: a lot of gun fire and horn honking. a quick advance toward the west was expected follo
on the u.s. for more help. the non-stop battle. >>> japan's newest heroes, firefighters volunteering to fight the nuclear monster. >>> good morning. we begin with breaking news in the middle east. the u.s. and allies are preparing for a military strike against the government of moammar gadhafi. >> it comes after a vote from the u.n. security council to protect civilians at all costs. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. for weeks now, the world condemned moammar gadhafi's people. now this puts force behind the words. four decades of moammar gadhafi's rule are challenged with a vote. >> translator: ten votes in favor. zero votes against. >> reporter: the u.n. security council voted a no-fly zone to protect rebels. >> this resolution demands an immediate cease-fire and an end to violence and attacks to civilians. >> reporter: this comes weeks after rebel resis tense. gadhafi said attacks are imminent. he said we are coming. we are looking for the traitors and should have no mercy or c e compassi compassion. gadhafi's son said his family is not afraid. >> what is your
the u.s. do now? >>> the latest singer to give back the gadhafi money. >>> the cold case crack, the one simple move this week that got him caught. >>> made in america. thousands of you writing in from the firefighter's uniform to the kindergarten class to the golden gate bridge. what all of you found. >>> good evening on this saturday. like clock work, the spike in twisters we see every year when we start the month of march returned in devastating force. one tearing through a louisiana town flipping a mail truck like a toy. the power is out tonight in more than 100 homes damaged. we've now learned of one death, a mother trying to save her child. the tornado is part of a massive storm system. there are flood warnings and watches in 20 states from the mississippi river to the hudson river. meteorologist chikage wind letter leads us off. >> at least a dozen people were injured. a 21-year-old mother was killed when she tried to protect her daughter from a falling tree. downed trees, power lines and natural gas leaks forced an evacuation. tonight, police are going door to door checking on re
sown in the u.s., right now. >>> good evening. not long ago, a cancer diagnosis felt like a death sentence. not anymore. huge numbers of americans, hundreds of thousands more each year, are surviving and living with cancer. numbers just released from the centers of disease control show that 1 in 20 american adults is now a cancer survivor, almost 12 million of us. we are catching cancer earlier and treating it more effectively, and ron claiborne is here with what it all means. this is such encouraging news. >> reporter: this is really important news tonight, george. so many people are now living with and beating cancer. four times as many as 40 years ago. in fact, the cdc said today that for millions of americans, cancer is now a manageable disease. >> reporter: they send us their videos. poignant messages celebrating their struggle against cancer. and more and more americans are winning the fight. the centers for disease control says as of 2007, nearly 12 million adult americans were cancer survivors, people living with cancer or who've beaten the disease, compared to just 3 mill
as u.s. and european countries continue pounding targets across -- targets across lib yeah. linda so is standing -- libya. linda so is standing by with the latest. >> reporter: he is vowing to fight long war but there's a strong message that he is not safe. u.s. and allied forces struck his compound just yards from his tent. the u.s. says he was not a target but the goal was to take out his military capabilities. it's unclear where he was during the attack. this is the second day of air strikes. international force pound the targets with cruise missiles stealth bombers and fighter jets. the u.s. says a no-fly zone is in place and will hand over control of the military operation to a european or nato led coalition in days. >> we will continue to support the coalition. we will be a member of the coalition. we will have a military role in the coalition. but we will not have the preeminent role. >> reporter: a u.s. official says he is not sure how long this military effort in libya will last or if qaddafi will step down. if you go to abc2news.com, we have posted the latest on the main pa
filed charges in this bizarre case. abc2 news, jamie costello joins us with the very latest. jamie. >> police arrested and charged 23-year-old gordon jenkins with attempted murder. he is charged with arson, attempted murder, and assault. police were called near north point where they found the 47- year-old teresa hamel outside badly burned. her son entered the room and started choking her. she managed to get out of the house. hamel is in critical, but stable condition right now at hopkins bayview. no bail has been set. jamie costello, abc2 news. >>> thanks a lot, jamie. >>> a carol county woman is calling on police to file charges, claiming a bully assaulted her son on the school bus. abc2 news, jeff hager joins us now with more on the allegations being raised. jeff. >> west newman, it's what happened on the bus that finds his mother seeking justice now. a fourth grader on that bus allegedly grabbed wes from behind when he was taunting another child, playing keep away, and choked the second grader to the point where he couldn't breathe. the school nurse wrote a report, but the sc
down. >> he must leave. >> president obama has approve the use of u.s. military aircraft and civilian flights to help refugees. he left open the idea of establishing a no-fly zone in libya. >>> it's 5:06. mawrya carry says she was -- mariah carey says she was unaware and naive. what she and other stars did to raise eyebrower. >>> things getting worse in wisconsin. protesters forced to leave the state capitol and things are violent. we will show you when we return in a few minutes. [ dog barking ] mom! breakfast? in this house? in the morning i can use all the help i can get. that's why i love nutella, a delicious hazelnut spread that's perfect on multigrain toast and even whole-wheat waffles. it's a quick and easy way to give my family a breakfast they'll want to eat. and nutella is made with simple, quality ingredients, like hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. they love the taste and i feel good that they're ready to tackle the day. ♪ nutella. breakfast never tasted this good. Ñw>yÑ[=]q?? >>> you're lookality live pictures this morning-- looking at live pictures this mornin
cops were called yesterday morning. the little boy shot himself in the face using the handgun. police now have been working with the atf to trace the history of the weapon. it isn't registered. now, they have to rely on his family to answer questions about the gun including why it was in house and loaded and not secured. >> this young child found a gun and was playing and accidentally tragically shot himself. we want to know how this happened >> reporter: so as the family comes to terms with the death, they have a lot of explaining to do with the police. as for charging, the city police say it's too early to say. >>> city police are investigating the murder of a city employee at a gas station. they were at a club in woodlawn and another followed them as they left the club. they stopped at a shell gas station. apparently, a fight broke out. one was stabbed to death. >>> and now, the latest on the police involved shooting from friday night. the police have identified the suspect as a 23-year-old. the detective was shot in east baltimore friday night when he confronted the man on his bik
the loss of someone so young questions as well. cheryl connor join us live from police headquarters do. we know where he got the gun? >> reporter: yeah. i tell you that is one question that police are still trying to track down. what i can say tonight, we now the name of the young victim, tyshon townsend. the shooting was an accident and neighbors say the mother was terrified. detectives swarmed the home in the 3600 block of fern hill avenue after a gun goes off in a 4-year-old boy falls down. >> i heard the gun shot. that is when i heard the woman scream in pain with -- she was really crying, screaming. >> reporter: neighbors say the mom was beside herself as he was taken to the hospital where he died. police say the boy accidentally shot himself in the face. valerie doesn't want to appear on camera but shared memories of the victim and his brother playing with her grandson a few days ago. >> they were playful and happy and having a good time. there wasn't -- they were well mannered. >> reporter: she had never seen the mom and her boys before that. she thinks they were visiting the home
>>> tonight on "nightline," another war? breaking news. the u.s. and its allies prepare to intervene in the bloody war in libya, after the u.n. authorizing military action against colonel gadhafi's forces. and, in a worldwide exclusive, gadhafi's son saif talks from tripoli tonight to christiane amanpour. >>> plus, nuclear code red. we have the latest on the desperate efforts of the japanese to stop a deadly chain of events from turning into an all-out nuclear catastrophe. are they at the point of no return? >>> and, theinconvenient truth. the race to cool the fuel rods getting dangerously hot. and what scientists fear can happen if that race is lost. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadenden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," march 17th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin tonight in libya, where the u.s. and its allies appear poised to take military action on the heels of a u.n. resolution earlier this evening, imposing a no-fly zone over the country and authorizing, quote, all necessar
, america. joining us is "world news" anchor, diane sawyer, is who is there in sendai, japan, where the scope of the destruction is staggering. aftershocks still rocking the region. >> dealing with two crises. humanitarian. and an urgent disaster, to avoid a nuclear emergency. there was a third partial meltdown overnight. 11 injured in the blast. and after american officials detected radiation onboard "the uss ronald reagan," it was moved offshore. and nuclear experts still believe that the chances of a full-scale meltdown are remote. but the chances of a nuclear disaster, even worse than we feared. >> the death toll may top 10,000, with reports of thousands of bodies washing ashore. the disaster has also dealt a powerful blow to japan's economy. their stock market plunged overnight, as the government announced it would pump more than $200 billion into the economy. and we have new pictures for you to see. an aftershock this morning. when you see the images, you can see the power lines shaking in the snow. and the road splitting apart down below. again, this in this morning. we have
:07 their time. good morning america will be on that. we have warnings taking you to the west coast of the u.s. you can see the red shadeings, central california, all the way up through oregon. we continue to watch that wave work its way across the pacific. and locally, we are watching the wave of moisture out here and leftover sprinkles in harford and cecil county. after flooding rains that produced four inches shall we guaranteed a scattered showers and temperatures reached 52 before dropping this afternoon. 6:31. let's go to the road with kim brown. >> reporter: traffic is off to a pretty good start beginning your friday morning commute. we have a lot of flooding closures particularly on some of the secondary roadways near harford and cecil couldn't imlook live in howard county -- county, looking live at howard county traffic is moving well. southbound towards montgomery county no problems. here's what we have closures in aberdeen route 7 closed at james way because of high water. use pulaski highway as an alternate. havre de grace, creeks corner closed at staffordch this is in forest hill
. this morning, target libya. u.s. and european forces pound libya overnight. taking out key targets at the u.s. gets embroiled in a new overseas conflict. now moammar gadhafi is surrounding key sites with women and children to create a human shield. how involved will the u.s. get? >>> hope and fear. nine days after the tsunami, an incredible rescue. an 80-year-old woman and a teenage boy found alive. but then, there's this. the drinking water in tokyo, now tainted with radiation. >>> fall from grace. he was the most famous bear in the world. knut the polar bear has died at the young age of 4. how did he go from the top of the world to this tragic end? >>> and bullied no more. this is the video giving hope to underdogs all over the world. this boy body-slams his bully. this morning, he's telling his story. what made him snap? >>> good morning. the u.s. is now involved in its third overseas conflict. this one is called operation odyssey dawn. and throughout the night, we saw images like these. u.s. and british ships and submarines launches missiles at libyan targets to establish a no-fly zone ov
>>> tonight on "world news," question sell it? president obama tells americans why he is risking u.s. fighters and all those billions of dollars in libya. >>> women versus walmart. the nation's biggest employer heads to a showdown in the nation's top court and the subject is sex discrimination. >>> curing diabetes? could surgery -- look at this woman before and now this woman after. could surgery work for 14 million obese americans with type ii of the disease. >>> and seven years old and sexy? a big company selling push-up bikinis for little girls as a lot of americans are wising up today to say it's time to draw the line. >>> good evening and thank you for joining us this monday. in less than one hour the president will take to the airwaves to try to convince americans that it was the right decision for the u.s. to be part of the allied fight in libya. a third battle front for the united states. with a lot of military force on the line and costing possibly billions. our jake tapper is standing by in the hall where the president is about to arrive at the national defense university i
the pacific, including hawaii and the west coast. we have extended coverage, now, from japan and the u.s. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us on this very busy news day. a major disaster is unfolding in japan, after a megaearthquake hit overnight. >> now, the quake has triggered a tsunami in the northern part of the country. a 13-foot wall of water, washing away cars, busses, buildings, homes. incredible footage. >> tsunami warnings are posted for most of the pacific, including hawaii, where the coast guard is standing by. a powerful quake was centered around the area of sendai. but it rocked buildings in tokyo, hundreds of miles away. akiko fujita joins us from tokyo this morning. akiko, what is the latest? >> reporter: we are getting new numbers. we now know there are 18 people confirmed dead. that's from our partner out here, nhk. 18 people confirmed dead. and 60 people injured in tokyo alone. keep in mind that tokyo is hours away from the epicenter. 60 people injured in tokyo. we're not getting numbers out of northern japan where the epicenter was. but the numbers ex
. sky scrapers built on springs. it was still devastating. today, scientists in the u.s. say we're unprepared. >> a number of cities are at risk. boston, new york city, charlesson. >> reporter: it's not just california. the most dangerous zone is in the middle of the country. the last big one here was in 1895. and when, not if, when it happens, millions will be left homeless. >> it's a hard, cold slap slab that allows the energy to travel. in california, energy dissipates quicker. >> reporter: jerry is a geologist in memphis. he shows us cities that would not make it. >> in areas that may receive the most damage, you would expect that those fire department buildings may not be operational. >> reporter: the scientists suggest we test early warning systems. they are pushing for more aggressive building codes. and new rules to reinforce our oldest buildings. >> the you look at haiti, chile, christchurch and how to japan, the question would why aren't we getting ready. >> reporter: they're hoping that everyone takes them seriously. >> thanks, steve. >>> as the country weighs how to
tapper, who starts us off at the white house, where the study was released just today. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the white house released today what it called the most comprehensive study by the government on women in almost 50 years. each day, 72 million women in the u.s. get up and either head to work or look for work. they're a group of women who are better educated than ever before. but they still make less than their male counterparts, on average, only 80% of what a man makes. this woman graduated with a masters from columbia and went to work for a magazine in new york city. her male counterpart with the same job and only a bachelor's degree was paid $3,000 a year more. >> i felt de-valued. i felt like i didn't count. i felt inferior to my colleague. >> reporter: sometimes it's discrimination, but there are other factors, as well, behind back inequity. >> one reason is they're not going into the kinds of fields that are high income producing. so the president has had an effort to encourage women and girls to go into science and technology and engineering math. >> reporter: w
quoted the wire into a truck, drove it to edgewood, and stashed it in a basement. with the use of wireless technology, a global positioning system or gps, he wouldn't make a clean getaway. >>> we were able to track down the school of copper and the individual who stole it. developers say they now use the same technology to protect their goods. >> they would be high dollar items like appliances, refrigerators. >> it's a high-tech way to track down thieves who would steal virtually anything from their site that is not nailed down. in hartford county, jeff hager, abc2 news. >> bge planning cap i began placing them on the wires after thefts few years ago. but the story you will only see here on abc2 news. new developments in the case of a little girl viciously attacked by 2 american bulldogs. we have learned the owner of the dogs will not face criminal charges that she is not off the hook yet. abc2 news with the latest on what we know tonight. >> tina baker who owns the dogs that attacked 7-year-old amanda michel will face more than $1800 in fines for violating baltimore county cod
with tons of water afterprevious efforts proved somewhat effective. linda so joins us now. >> reporter: it's a race against the clock trying to prevent a meltdown at the nuclear plant. it's been one week since the devastating earthquake and tsunami mit and now japan is reaching out to the u.s. for help. emergency workers have gotten desperate using water cannons to cool the troubled reactors. one expert says it's like using a squirt gun to put out a forest fire. but there's a bit of good news. operators at the nuclear plant connected a power line to the complex. they are hoping that line will restart the water pumps needed to cool down the reactors. the u.s. is flying in five high pressure water pumps if that doesn't work. japanese engineers are making a startling admission saying they may have to bury the nuclear plant in sand and concrete. it's the only way to preveapt catastrophic release of radiation. here -- prevent a catastrophic release of radiation. >> there's a lot of space between here and japan. so we don't expect an impact here, but we want to make sure. >> reporter: and this m
are delighted to have our good friend, david muir, back with us. >> always great to be by your side. >> you were reporting this on "world news" last night. more missile strikes for the u.s. and allies against libya. now, from is growing concern over how gadhafi will respond. and whether he will make good on his threat of terrorism. >>> and the latest from japan this morning. official there's saying the death toll now tops 18,000 this morning. an incredible number. and new concerns about radiation. contamina contaminating, not only the tap water, but the vegetables there and seafood. we'll have a live report from the quake zone. >>> and in this country, a spring roared in california. a rockslide, shutting down highways there. >> the first full day of spring, david. >>> let's get right to libya. and the latest actions by the u.s. and its allies. french fighter jets for the third day in a row, headed to libya. we have a team of correspondents, covering all of the angles this morning, starting with martha raddatz, where she has been reporting all through the night. >> reporter: good morning, robin.
. but the latest offensive is sending a strong message that he is not safe. u.s. and allied force struck hiscompound yard from his tent. the u.s. says he was not a target but the goal was to take out his military capabilities. it is unclear where qaddafi was during the attack. this is the second day of air strikes. international force pounded targets across libya with cruise missiles stealth bombers and fighter jets. the no-fly zone is in place and will hand over control of the military operation in days. qaddafi says he not backing down. >> you are not capable of a prolonged war in libya. we consider ourselves ready for a long war. be aware of that. >> reporter: now a u.s. official says he is not sure how long this military offense live last in libya or if qaddafi will step down. we have the latest on our website at abc2news.com. if you go to the main page, click on the news tab, and click on the world tab and it will bring you this page. we have the latest on stories about what's going on in libya and how it is affecting oil prices there. oil prices overnight haveup ped in -- have jump
desperation shots. did you see the butler game? thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle. charley is on go in st. michael, lucky guy because the weather will be beautiful today. meteorologist lynette charles is filling in for justin berk. always lovely to have you here. >> thank you. i love being here with you guys. we are looking at some fabulous weather for today. fabulous friday. we will take it. we will going to be way above average and warm. temperatures in the mid-70s. it's going to be a little breezy but so what. we have sunshine out there. we have temperatures in the mid- 70s. we have a chance for showers possible early on saturday. but they get out quickly. if they do come, we will see high pressure bring in the sunshine. as we look at maryland's most powerful radar, it will stay dry throughout the day. make sure to get out and take advantage of today because you know what, a good thing never last too long. in jefferson, the temperature is coming in at 48 degrees. the winds are not so bad, but they will be picking up going throughout the day. we could see temperatures elsewhere ba
to be thankful for the dry roads while we have them this morning. and that's impacting us in a good way because we still don't have any accidents to let you know about right now. traffic is off to a good start. as we look on the west side, 695 at liberty road, again, moving very freely. no reports of any days. everybody is moving at speed for the most part towards i-70 and down towards the baltimore national pike. looking at the drive times, no reported delays on the harrisburg expressway, southbound 95 a #-minute trip between -- a 6-minute trip to the white marsh and 7 printsfrom 795 to 70. we are probable will be -- minutes from 795 to 70. and we are problem free this morning. >> thanks. >>> 5:31. it's been the model of success as a five and dime store. now the supreme court will hear arguments against wal-mart. abc2's linda so is here with the details. how is it going? >> reporter: well, it won't be about rolling back prices today. wal-mart has something bigger to worry about. fighting a huge lawsuit before the supreme court. women who say they were passed over for promotions, paid less than
have been ordered to stop using it. state official say patients are no longer at risk. >>> virginia tech is being -- facing thousands of dollars in fines from the government for the 2007 shooting rampage. the u.s. department of education says they must pay $55,000 for waiting too long to warn people on campus about the shooter. in all, 32 people were killed april 16th, 2007 when twopeople were shot in a residence call and 30 more near a campus building. virginia it can official plan to appeal that decision. >>> the snow border in california is speaking out after a terrifying brush with death. james drummon was snow boarding -- drummond was snow boarding with friends and slipped. he was buried under a heavy mound of snow. drummond caught the experience on film with the camera attached to his helmet. you can see the snow trapped him after falling into a tree. he managed to call his wife and asked her to call 911 while he waited for hours to be rescued. so quick thinking and a little luck on his part. >> absolutely. it's amazing when that's caught on tape. >>> you may remember this wha
. the stages ground for u.s. and other international help rushing in. the government is concerned about a second meltdown at a second reactioner and a possible explosion there. it's playing down the idea of leakageradiation. my team and i went to the north where most devastation has been. my colleagues have reached some of the worst hit areas. we'll have haul that in the broadcast. >>> later, jake tapper, my colleague lrks turn to the news washington. president, and the united states administration is not only having to monitor this international crisis but also the civil war in libya. and as well, a bitter budget battle on capitol hill. but the first, the situation here in japan. let's look at map of the country. the earthquake struck just off the coast of japan. it sent strong tremors at least 200 miles from the epicenter. the tsunami wave destroyed and damaged two-thirds of the east coast of this island nation. and now, government officials north here in the miyagi prefecture say there could be 10,000 people dead in at the one place alone. the government is calling on all people here
for joining us. i am megan pringle. >>> i am charley crowson. we have a packed show and a show with a lot of variety. do you like coffee. >> you know i do. i just stopped drinking it yacht drink it like it's coming out of your ears. >> only until noon. we drink coffee until noon and after 1, water of course. but coming up, how much would you pay for the early morning cup of joe. two bucks, 4 bucks? >> that's a lot. >> but you get the specialty coffee drink. we will show you the most expensive cup of coffee we have found in baltimore. and that gentleman right there jay give us a way, jay, he is going to prepare it and we will tell you the price tag coming up in a bit. >> we should clarify they have cheap coffee too. it's not all super expensive. >> less expensive. nothing is cheap. >> now, the zoo comes in every single month and my favorite can be -- they are my favorite guest because they have an outreach program, but they bring in a cool animal and something you've never seen. and it made me laugh because they rolled something in and i don't know it's like a crate. charley said what is i
. they are undergoing surgery and megan is down there watching the surgery and she will have reports for us throughout the course of the week. but, we want to thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning. coming today, gastroby-pass, a procedure many of us have associated over the course of history with those wanting to lose weight. now we are learning it could be helping in the fight against diabetes. we will explain a little later this morning. also, square foot gardening. what is it? we want to max our space from storage to decorating, all we can do to get the most out of every inch. kim will tell us everything we need to know about square footgardening and information you will want to hear. >>> red cross the hometown heros is an event going on thursday night. and coming up later this morning, representative from the red cross will be in telling us about the men and women they will be honoring coming up thursday night. you will want to hear all about what they are doing for those in need here in the community of baltimore and surrounding areas. time for our hot topic on this tuesday morning. it
>>> now "good morning maryland" at nine. >>> thanks for joining us. i am megan prink especially charley has the -- pringle. charley has the day off. we hope you will stay with us. we are going to be talk about is sexual assault. we will tell you about an event coming up a rape walk. a very brave woman is here rebecca johnsonstone who will share her story and tell us about a nonprofit she started and how it is helping women and victims. >>> also, we will switch gears and talk about a little luxury in our lives. we are talking facials and the spa is a great lace to relax especially as winter is be -- great place to relax especially as winter is ending. a local spa here will give a demonstration of what they have going on and some of the deals available right now. >>> plus, as you know, if you've joined us, we love to eat here on "good morning maryland." we have a chef in the studio cooking up not only a delicious chicken meal that's easy to make but it's healthy, too. it's chicken and artichokes. stay with us. all of that is ahead. >>> first, let's get to tot's hot topic. there's
is the first u.s. auto maker to stop production. >>> one group of student athletes from japan decided to push on with their plans to the united states. we caught up with the lacrosse team. >> reporter: the earthquake hit five days before the ko lacrosse team was to depart for the u.s.. the school wasn't directly affected by the quake, to continue on, it wasn't an easy decision. >> that was really difficult decision to go ahead. but, we had a discussion, finally, we decided to come here. japan is moving forward. we have to go forward. >> reporter: the team will visit new york and washington, d.c. this week, they're in baltimore, not just to soak up lacrosse history, but also to play exhibition games sport is exploding in popularity and japan. >> the motto is, lacrosse makes friends. that's what drew them to the sport primarily. that was the relationship with johns hopkins and also, this opportunity to build friendships. >> reporter: and the players take the game seriously. >> they're passionate about it. they take it seriously. they've stud did more film than you can imagine. >> reporter: the
. thanks for joining us. aileen gabbey is here and we are happy to see her. but when she brings in a guy like this one, it is like what do you have? look at this puppy. he is up for adoption. we will introduce you to this cute guy and hear about what's going on at the maryland spc. a. >> he is so adorable. yes. you are so adorable. yawning and stretching. >> big stretches. >> a little whining but that's okay. this is an intimidating environment and he is a beagel and they are vocals dogs. >> he is so sweet. we will talk to aileen in a moment. also, comparing cars today, andrew is going to be talking about the differences between hybrid cars and conventional cars. with so many a-- so many attention to the price of-- so much attention with the price of gas, might be time to go with something pour hybrid based. >>> another topic this morning, parents and homework. have you heard that from one of your friends with kids how hard the homework is. >> when i was in college i. worked my way through as an english tutor. and also helped some of the younger kids with math. and it happens. >> there i
story. he's doing great. he and his owners are going to join us, along with the brave men who saved his life. they're going to be meeting each other and talking to each other for the first time since the accident happened. look how cute elmo is. >> they have special doggie respirators. >> i did not know that. >>> also on this sunday morning, there's a popular young pastor provoking an uproar. why he seems to be arguing that hell does not exist and why some of his fellow christians are now outraged and even throwing around the term heresy. >>> we'll start with the deadly weather. chikage windler joins us this morning with the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, dan. the storm sadly turned deadly with one young mother dead and 11 injured. we'll look at the possibility of more heavy rain, high winds and tornadoes. one twister slammed into the small town of rain, louisiana. winds reached up to 135 miles per hour. flipping this mail truck like it was a toy. more than 100 homes and businesses were severely damaged. when the tomorrow hit, this young mother was with her newborn
arranged by u.s. embassy left friday morning. there is a bus on its way from sendai to tokyo right now and many will also be taking those charter flights back to the u.s. it's the first wave of american citizens who will be making their way back home out of concern for uncertainty of the nuclear threat on the ground. all of the focus on the nuclear reactor, though, has overshadowed a humanitarian crisis that continues to unfold to the north of us. the death toll now stands at more than 6,000, more than 10,000 still missing. and we're hearing some evacuation centers are still waiting for supplies a week after the earthquake hit. >> and, akiko, one of the factors of this story many people continue to worry about are the workers there around the plant, in the plant. what is the latest on them? >> reporter: well, we are learning more about the operation that's under way. we understand there's about 20 0 to 300 workers involved in this last-ditch effort. they're rotating about 50 workers at a time. we know they're sleeping in a small living room. they are running out of food. we have not le
law enforcement. happy st. patrick's day and thanks for joining us. >> the early birds are getting the worm. >> it's going to be a long day. >> the guinness. it's going to be a long day. it could be a beautiful one. let's check in with meteorologist justin berk. >> nice weather to not stand in our way. we are looking at temperatures that start us off this morning above normal. it's going to be cool. 45 in rock hall and dundalk. 36 degrees in ellicott city. take you back to frederick county and i will be out there talking to the kids at the friends meeting school about weather. we are excited about that. we are looking at a decent weather pattern for the next couple days. we will be talking about dry warming winds giving us sunshine today and tomorrow. we start off with st. patrick's day hour by hour. mid-40s by eight. lunchtime, 60 a-65 -- and 65 this afternoon. kim brown has traffic. >> reporter: thanks, justin. increasing volume in certain areas pushing speeds down just a tad. looking live at 695 on the outer loop at liberty road on the right-hand side. , traffic is picking up sl
officials say there's no need to worry. sherrieionson joins -- sherrie johnson joins with us the latest details. >> reporter: contamination from japan's damaged nuclear facilities continues to leak into the ocean and plutonium was discovered in the soil. we are seeing the first signs of radio activity here in maryland. now maryland health secretary says we have little to worry about even though very small amounts of radioactive materials have been detected in the air. any radio activity found here likely came through clouds and storm systems and as for the chesapeake bay, it's highly unlikely any contamination could make its way here through currents. experts warn people moth to take doses of potassium iodide since it's not necessary and could potentially cause side effects. >> it came as no surprise because it had been reported that it had been detected in colorado, and california, and we know that the weather pattern was bringing it in this direction anyway. >> reporter: trace a radioactive material basically has turned up in massachusetts and pennsylvania, but if you want to have mor
up in the u.s. milk supply. exactly how much? is it completely safe? we take you inside the laboratory to see for yourself. >>> tornado fury. violent twisters tossing everything in their path, even striking the space center in florida. >>> mega-wow. seven overjoyed coworkers claim that $319 million prize. and we find one of the colleagues who opted out of the ticket that day. what did he say to us? >>> and, coming home. the marine who watched the birth of his first child from the battlefield with us finally gets to hold her tiny hand, right here, tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with america's milk, and that radiation from japan. all day, we have heard the reassurances that the radiation now being found in some of the u.s. milk supply is minimal and poses no risk. so, we spent this day answering some serious questions. since the radiation in some form has been found in 20 states, exactly how much has been linked to the milk and how the are experts sure that it is safe? abc's abbie boudreau is at a lab in california tonight. abbie? >> reporter: diane, with radiation st
leave us with your house in my hands? it was every room of the house. night stands from indonesia. the lamp, china. this is where it's all going. anything foreign made right in on here. the stove, ripped out. the refrigerator, gone. the piano. that is a heavy piano. and every inch of the trailer filled. with the sun setting, the usrys were about to return to this. and this. and this. the living room, with one lone vase. what do you think? >> wow. >> all of the aprinss are gone. >> reporter: we did leave the kitchen sink because it was made in america. >> everything but the kitchen sink. thank you. >> reporter: now would come the real challenge. helping the family scour the country to replace the things we took away. enter the best shopper i know. armed with her blackberry and laptop. sharyn alfonsi. >> hi. >> hello. >> reporter: we started with the commuter and decided to start small. >> what is made in america? >> reporter: made in the usa? >> do you get called for this often? >> reporter: frustrating, but worth asking. economists say if we spent just $18 ce-- 18 cents a day on a
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